Since her early years, her time in elementary school until now, she was always inclined to help her community, a true believer in community outreach. She has actively participated in Junior Achievement, and now she is making an impact with a national service organization, or the "local" Peace Corps. Naturally, she tries to find ways to make Zumba and yoga accessible to everyone (individuals of all backgrounds). Right after becoming a licensed Zumba Gold instructor and licensed yoga instructor, she started a yoga and Zumba program at her local nursing home, spreading the art of Zumba and yoga to the older population. Her charisma, positive energy and talent is spread with everyone she meets. She gives her heart and soul to her art, selflessly. Her motto is: "This is your class. I'm here for you, and only you. And, I know you all have it in you. You are all warriors of light." She never fails to make her students feel good about themselves. She is a true motivator and inspiration to me and all her students.
Jessica began her Zumba journey in ZClubNY, and began her yoga journey with YogaFit's master trainers. She is grateful to be able to work with some of the best dancers/choreographers/instructors in the city, and has made dancing and yoga a way of life, thanks to her dance coaches and mentors. She loves sharing her Zumba and yoga passion with everyone she meets, and loves making exercise a sweaty and fun workout that is easy-to-follow. Jessica has been interviewed by a local New York City newspaper, NY Japion for her Zumba classes, has been featured in this year's Stew Leonard's magazine, and has performed in local festivals. Although she is currently booked for private Zumba/yoga lessons, she is available for group Zumba/yoga lessons in the New York City and Westchester area. She teaches in a variety of settings, Curves in Yonkers, Pearl Studios/Ripley Griers, at one of the best nursing homes in NYC, Amsterdam Nursing Home, and at one of the best family-friendly companies to work for, Stew Leonard's. Her Zumba profile can be found here http://www.zumba.com/profiles/151223/jessica-castro. You can also follow her on Twitter, @EasyZumba, where she posts popular Zumba/dance songs. You are more than welcomed to contact her with any questions on booking a class through her Zumba forum. Zumba Love, Everyone! And, Namaste.